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Ballymaloe House

Wedding venue

Country House

Co Cork

Capacity Seated: 120

Contact Ballymaloe House
Tel: +353 21 465 2531

Please mention when enquiring.

Ballymaloe House

Ireland’s most famous country house (modestly described as ‘a large family farmhouse’ in their Blue Book entry) is a place that may not immediately come to mind as a wedding venues, but the Allen family’s fine creeper-clad old house surrounded by well-maintained lawns and woodland serves what many regard as the best food in Ireland, and is as romantic a venue as one could wish for.

There are numerous churches nearby, including the historic Church of Ireland Cloyne Cathedral, and wedding blessings are possible at the house too. Although offering an official ‘wedding planning service’ is not their style, Hazel Allen will help in every way with contacts for church, florists, photographers, hire of any kind of transport, and arrange decoration of the venue.

The reception is held country house style, and food - much of it supplied by the farmlands and garden surrounding Ballymaloe, cooked in their uniquely simple style - can be a sit down meal, buffet or a mixture of table service and buffet.

Accommodation is available in the main house and adjacent buildings; rooms vary, as is the way with old houses, but these are proper country bedrooms - comfortable, not over-decorated but with many thoughtful touches - and Ireland’s most ancient hotel room is in The Gate House: a tiny one up (twin bedroom with little iron beds) and one down (entrance foyer and full bathroom) in the original medieval wall of the old house.

A wedding held here would indeed be memorable.

Type of Venue

Function / Ball Room

Venue Capacity

Capacity Seated: 120

Decor Responsibility

Decor - decorated by venue or couples responisibility: Couple

Venue Hire

  • Venue Hire

Exclusive Use

  • Do you have to take venue for exclusive use
Cost: €varies

Booking Deposit

  • Booking Deposit
Amount: €1,000

Midweek Reduction

  • Midweek reduction available

Wedding Planning Service

  • Wedding planning service offered

Local Church Information

  • Church nearby
Three Catholic Churches and one Church of Irleand all within a 10 minute drive from Ballymaloe

2 / 3 Day Programme

  • 2/3 day programme arranged for guests if needed

Special Welcome

  • Special Welcome
by arrangement

Information on Location

Nearest Town

Distance (km): 2
Time Away: 5 min

Nearest Airport

Cork City
Distance (km): 46
Time Away: 40 mins

Nearest International Ferry Port

Time Away: 2.5 hrs

Nearest Station

Kent Station, Cork
Distance (km): 40
Time Away: 40 mins


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Take signs to Ballycotton from N 25. Situated between Cloyne & Shanagarry

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